Friday, October 25, 2013

Guardians of Hope Camp

Guardians of Hope Camp Promo from Aaron & Erica Kenny on Vimeo.

If you are interested in volunteering as a leader or counsellor for the August 2014 GOH Camp, please contact Carole Phillips with Canadian Baptist Ministries' short term missions department at

To learn more about the work of Canadian Baptist Ministries in Africa and around the world, please visit our website at 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Canadian Thanksgiving in Kenya

Celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving in Kenya

This past Sunday, we had a fun day with our Canadian colleagues the Morgans and the Legassies, who joined us for a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner in our backyard. We have a lot to be thankful for as God has brought us all through a year with many challenges.

It was a great afternoon and evening of sharing and laughter.

The Turkey Band

Wayne giving some musical pointers to our kids

Erica, Maureen and Elizabeth playing games with our kids.

We are also very thankful for our whole team here in Africa. Earlier this month, we celebrated the graduation of our colleague and friend, Yattani Gollo, who completed his masters program at St. Paul's University. We are very proud of his success!

Breakfast in Bakuyu


Waliwana and Somali children lining up for breakfast 
at the Bakuyu community's early childhood 
education centre in Garissa District, Kenya.

This past week, our CBM colleagues Yattani Gollo, William Wako and Geoffery Mwita participated in the launch of an early childhood school and feeding program in the village of Bakuyu. Through partnership with a local hospital and the community leadership, CBM is engaging the people of Bakuyu in food for work relief projects, health clinics, targeted supplementary food rations, basic public health education, and emergency feeding. 

Our work in Bakuyu is one part of the wider ministry of integral mission that CBM is committed to in Kenya's North Eastern Province (NEP). Together with local church and community-based organizations, God's love and compassion are being lived out in word and deed.

Please continue to uphold these communities in your prayers. Insecurity remains a major concern for the people of NEP, as attacks by the militant Islamist group El Shabbab continue to plague Kenya. We are thankful for both Muslim and Christian leaders who are stepping forward in solidarity to foster respect, peace and mutuality.

Hand washing, safe sanitation and hygiene are of crucial for the health of children and communities. Education and support around this is a major need in Garissa District. You can read more on this issue in our latest update letter.

To read our latest update letter